Juniper Prize for Poetry

In 1975 the University of Massachusetts Press established the Juniper Prize for Poetry, an annual award for a selected manuscript of poems to be published by the Press. The award is named in honor of the poet Robert Francis (1901-1987), who for many years made his home at Fort Juniper in Amherst. The winning poet now receives a prize of $1,500. All submissions are judged anonymously by a panel of distinguished poets. For more information and submission guidelines, click here.

Books in the Series (arranged by year of publication)

The Theme of Tonight's Party Has Been Changed
Poems
2014
[node-title] Starship Tahiti
Poems
2013
[node-title] Goodbye, Flicker
Poems
2012
[node-title] The Many Woods of Grief
Poems
2011
[node-title] Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open
Poems
2010
[node-title] Interloper
Poems
2009
[node-title] Letters of Transit 2008
[node-title] My Soviet Union 2007
[node-title] All the Lavish in Common 2006
[node-title] Cottonlandia 2005
[node-title] Primer of the Obsolete 2004
[node-title] Cement Guitar 2003
[node-title] Dance and Disappear 2002
[node-title] Song of the Cicadas 2001
[node-title] Heartwall 2000
[node-title] Fugitive Red 1999
[node-title] At the Site of Inside Out 1997
[node-title] Cities and Towns
Poems
1996
[node-title] The Postal Confessions 1995
[node-title] Child in Amber 1993
[node-title] Tasker Street 1992
[node-title] Red Cottage 1991
[node-title] First Language 1990
The Man Who Died En Route 1989
[node-title] After the Noise of Saigon 1988
[node-title] Ghost Money 1987
[node-title] The Names of the Rapids 1985
[node-title] Laps 1984
[node-title] Afterlight 1983
[node-title] The Students of Snow 1982
[node-title] The Glacier's Daughters 1981
Two-Headed Woman 1980
[node-title] Maya 1979
The Rainbow Grocery 1978
[node-title] Eye Level 1977
[node-title] Ariana Olisvos
Her Last Works and Days
1976
Come the Sweet By and By 1975